Bob Deutsch is a native of Detroit, MI.  In 1973, Bob and his wife Carol moved to western North Carolina, where he has been engaged in the general practice of law ever since. Over the years, he has handled a great variety of cases, from capital murder trials to complex commercial, real estate, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and product liability litigation. For the last decade, he has concentrated on business and real estate management issues, including transactions, negotiations, and litigation. Bob is a past president of the Buncombe County Bar and was honored to receive the 28th Judicial District Centennial Award for community service in 2005.

Bob is a strong advocate and supporter of the Asheville and regional communities with long-standing relationships with key people in government, education, business, and the non-profit sectors. To protect the beauty of Western North Carolina, he conceived of and chaired the Mountain Green Conference on sustainable development in the mountains.

One particular interest of Bob’s is Israel, which he has visited 16 times. These trips have included private visits, as well as leading business delegations. Along with serving on the board of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Bob also serves on the advisory board of Tel Aviv University School of Management. Bob is also past president of WNC Jewish Federation and of Congregation Beth Israel.

Bob attended the University of Michigan and graduated with a B.A. in Economics and received his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.